The Black Hole Initiative (BHI) is an interdisciplinary center at Harvard University involving a collaboration between Principal Investigators (PIs) from the fields of Astronomy (Sheperd Doeleman, Avi LoebRamesh Narayan and Priyamvada Natarajan), Physics (Andrew Strominger and Netta Engelhardt),
Mathematics (Shing-Tung Yau) and Philosophy (Peter Galison). 

The BHI is the first worldwide center to focus on the study of black holes.

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What Is Inside a Black Hole?

The Story of the Event Horizon Telescope: "Portrait of a Shadow"

Faculty Spotlight

Prof. StromingerAndrew Strominger

Assistant Director for Theory, Black Hole Initiative
Gwill E. York Professor of Physics

Using a variety of approaches, Professor Strominger’s research has endeavored to shed light on unsolved problems including the unification of forces and particles, the origin of the universe and the quantum structure of black holes and event horizons.

BHI Inauguration, April 2016

Innauguration     Painting

In April 2016 Stephen Hawking visited Harvard for the inauguration of the BHI and rubbed John Harvard's shoe for good luck with the BHI funding and activities. Robbert Dijkgraaf, the director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, generously created a mural dedicated to the BHI which was unveiled at the "BHs@100" festivities.